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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

‘It’s huge’: Blues earn pivotal win over Kings

“The win featured what have been two of the recent hallmarks of the team’s success: Excellent play in goal and the team scoring first. The Blues have allowed just eight goals in the win streak and along with the shutout win at Colorado have taken a shutout in to the final three minutes two other times.”

Blues strong at even strength

“The pendulum has swung back to strong five-on-five play again for the Blues. Going into Monday night’s game with the Kings, 10 of their 13 goals in their four-game winning streak were at even strength and they had outscored their opponents 10-6 with no one in the penalty box.”

Yahoo! Sports – Puck Daddy

Jake Allen backstops Blues to crucial win over LA Kings

“Since Feb. 2, Allen has gone 9-6-0 and held a 1.96 goal-against average and .935 save percentage. Allen’s rise has essentially coincided with the Blues’ decision to fire former coach Ken Hitchcock on Feb. 1 along with goaltending coach Jimmy Corsi and replace the two with Yeo and Brodeur.”

SB Nation – St. Louis Game Time

Blues Vs. Kings Recap: Snake After Dark

“The Blues had a powerplay at the start of the period, but the most they could get out of it was a post. Then it was all Kings after that. However, much like the first period, Allen came to play in the second. The Kings had multiple chances early on, but couldn’t find their way on to the score sheet.”

CBS St. Louis

Blues Get Rare Win at Los Angeles

“Other than Brown’s goal, Allen held the Kings in check. Facing a 21-shot barrage in the second, he was especially strong, keeping the Kings’ most dangerous line of Tanner Pearson, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli from each converting chances during one brief and blistering stretch.”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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